From Parker to Collin Counties and everywhere in between, snow caused traffic backups, accidents and at least one death on Friday.
Icy roads in Denton on Friday night snarled traffic as big rigs littered the roads and highways which were stuck in their own tracks.
One of the biggest problem spots Friday was in Collin County. A pile up there, along Highway 75, snarled traffic for hours. The crash happened just north of McKinney in the town of Melissa.
When the roads are a mess and accident counts are up, it’s big business for tow truck companies.
Most drivers taking it slow as icy roads create hazardous driving conditions across the metroplex.
Along Highway 114, near the Texas Motor Speedway, some families say they worry about getting in an accident everyday. Crews are working on a new bridge in the area – all a part of the Highway 114 expansion west of Interstate-35W.
Emergency responders in Fort Worth and all across Tarrant County answered hundreds of calls regarding vehicle accidents on icy roads Sunday.
Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to nearly 700 accidents across the Metroplex. And as is evident after a Dallas firefighter was killed, responding to those crashes can put first responders in jeopardy.
Snowfall, that began to pick up speed just as thousands of people headed out into it, caused headaches for commuters and congested roadways in Collin County.
Winter weather created hazardous conditions for drivers all across North Texas.
The Texas Department of Transportation prepared for potential ice and sleet Sunday, by pre-treating roads on the north side of the DFW Metroplex.
From interstates to highways to side streets — a sheet of ice, and in some cases snow and slush, covered North Texas roads for Friday morning’s commute.